Samsung claims 48 iF Design Awards

11:36 AM (44 Minutes ago) Awards
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has announced that it was awarded 48 iF Design Awards, including seven gold awards. Thirty-nine of the awards were given for superior product design, five for communication design and four for concept design.

Judges for MAQmovie announced

11:18 AM (1 Hour ago) Media News
Bliss Brands are proud to announce Shona Ferguson, Sdumo Mtshali, Darrell Roodt and Nomzamo Mbatha as the judges for MAQamovie. The stellar judging panel made up of South Africa’s finest film industry talent will be deciding which of the amateur actors will be going through to the semi-finals.

Daily Sun's headlines inspire Daily Sun Movie series

10:15 AM (2 Hours ago) Media News
The headlines of South Africa’s massively popular tabloid, Daily Sun, inspire a slate of brand new homegrown movies on Mzansi Magic, channel 161 on DStv.

Newsclip is committed to a greener future

9:57 AM (2 Hours ago) Publicity News
Newsclip continues to see the benefits of their solar-powered, energy-efficient Johannesburg-based Head Office. Believing in the power of a greener economy, Newsclip was one of the first companies in Gauteng to undertake a solar project of this magnitude, and are one of the top 10 solar powered companies in South Africa.

Rage Festival Passport sales break records in one day

9:50 AM (2 Hours ago) Entertainment
There is no doubt that Rage Festival 2015 is the biggest youth music and lifestyle festival in South Africa. In just seven minutes after going on sale on Sunday, 1 March at Noon, 1300 Early Bird Passports sold out.

IT Leaders Africa Summit panel features industry leaders

9:31 AM (2 Hours ago) Marketing News
The 6th annual IT Leaders Africa Summit is set take place from Wednesday, 18 to Tuesday, 19 March at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg and promises to deliver an expert-mix agenda which will include a topical and educational conference program, the latest in technology workshops and demonstrations, plenty of networking opportunities and cocktail functions.

Business Day rebrands, introduces four new content sections

7:56 AM (4 Hours ago) Media News
Business Day has introduced four new sections into their daily paper offering. As from Tuesday, 17 February, the paper has featured a lifestyle, innovations, leadership and a health and wellness section that incorporates insightful analytics into the newly branded content sections.

The deadline for D&AD Next Awards entries have been extended

7:39 AM (4 Hours ago) Awards
Aspiring creative film and photography talent will have until Wednesday, 11 March to get their entries in for the final judging round of the brand new D&AD Next Awards. The Next series aims to bridge the gap between the D&AD Professional Awards and New Blood programme by identifying the best new talent and promoting them back to industry.

Nominations for the Standard Bank Rising Star Awards are open

7:06 AM (5 Hours ago) Awards
The Standard Bank Rising Star Awards has announced that nominations are now open for its fourth annual event. The fourth annual awards ceremony recognises, inspires and celebrates young South African individuals, between the ages of 28 and 40, who have made outstanding contributions to their organisations and the future of the nation as a whole.

Win a trip to watch Usain Bolt live with PUMA IGNITE

6:53 AM (5 Hours ago) Marketing News
Usain Bolt’s training shoe of choice, the PUMA IGNITE hits South Africa stores on Thursday, 5 March. PUMA’s most responsive running shoe, it features innovative foam technology that maximizes energy return to keep one running faster - if one puts the energy in then IGNITE gives it back.

KFM and CapeTalk raise over R3-million for the Volunteer Wild Fire Service

6:41 AM (5 Hours ago) Publicity News
KFM and CapeTalk received pledges for over R3-million to support the efforts of hundreds of brave, exhausted volunteers who have been battling the raging fires across the Cape Peninsula since Sunday, 1 March.

MEC take home 3 Bookmarks Awards

17:09 PM (19 Hours ago) Awards
MEC, the fifth largest media agency network in the world, has won the award for Best Ad Ops Team at the recent 2015 Bookmarks Awards. The award recognises the execution of digital advertising across platforms. It places particular emphasis on the team’s enterprise and performance in ad ops as well as their leadership, innovation and contribution to overall success.

Operation Smile ambassador breaks world record cycling from Cairo to Cape Town

16:54 PM (19 Hours ago) Publicity News
In an attempt to raise funds and awareness for the plight of children born with cleft lips and palettes, Operation Smile ambassador, Keegan Longueira, broke the Cairo to Cape world cycling record as he arrived at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town just after 14:00 on Monday, 2 March.

KFM and Cape Talk raise over R1-million in four hours for Cape Town firefighters

16:44 PM (19 Hours ago) Publicity News
The KFM and Cape Talk radiothon has reached the million Rand mark in under four hours. The efforts that started at 11:00 on Wednesday, 4 March, is in aid of bringing relief to the raging fires spreading across the Cape Peninsula.

UberASSIST helps people donate to Cape Town firefighters

15:57 PM (20 Hours ago) Publicity News
Uber, the innovative app that connects riders with drivers has created a temporary vehicle option called UberASSIST, that allows all riders to request a car that will collect various donations for the firefighters currently battling the blazes in Cape Town.

Why journalists should have a blog

15:18 PM (21 Hours ago) Editorial Desk

Having a blog is almost a prerequisite for today’s journalists. This is because there is more to blogging than simply disseminating information; and because journalists do more than simply produce content.

M-Net to launch new general entertainment channel for DStv Compact viewers

14:53 PM (21 Hours ago) Media News
DStv Compact viewers will be able to enjoy an enhanced offering on DStv channel 115. From Monday, 6 April 2015, this new general entertainment channel, M-Net City, will replace M-Net Series Zone on channel 115.

Run the vines at Ommiberg 2015

14:39 PM (21 Hours ago) Events
Paarl is celebrating the 2015 harvest in spectacular style with the OmmiBerg Round the Rock Festival on Saturday, 7 March. Participating members of the Paarl Wine Route will be hosting a jam-packed programme featuring young wine tastings, harvest activities, special entertainment for kids and wine promotions.

Harley-Davidson launches new motorcycle designed for young urban riders

14:25 PM (21 Hours ago) Marketing News
Harley-Davidson® is continuing its monumental ride in South Africa which began with the introduction of Project RUSHMORE, by launching a new Dark Custom™ motorcycle designed for young urban riders.

Ireland/Davenport wins the Plascon business

14:03 PM (22 Hours ago) New Accounts
The Ireland/Davenport team is adding a splash of ‘blue chip’ colour to its portfolio after recently winning the Plascon account. The account is an exciting addition to the ever increasing list of leading South African brands the agency has acquired recently.

Black River FC's Ahmed Tilly joins Cannes Lions judging panel

13:45 PM (22 Hours ago) Awards
Cinemark, the local representative for Cannes Lions and its affiliates, is pleased to announce that executive creative director of Black River FC, Ahmed Tilly, will be joining nine South African creatives in the judging of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2015. He will be judging the Outdoor category.

Making SA’s food safe will keep us proud

13:11 PM (23 Hours ago) Marketing News
The South African food industry is taking matters into its own hands. Food manufacturers and retailers are now working together to become self-regulated in terms of food safety and compliance so that not only domestic consumers but also entire industries, such as tourism and the international investment sector, may be confident about the food that is produced and consumed in South Africa.

Tarryn Corlett: Inspiring hope through The Sunflower Fund

11:58 AM (Yesterday) In Focus
When Chris Corlett was diagnosed with leukaemia in 1997, the number of people on the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR) was a 1200. With the odds of finding a donor sitting at one in 100 000, his family had little hope. However, that didn’t stop this mother – Tina Botha – from attempting to find a donor, and in so doing, establish The Sunflower Fund.

Tanya Phillipson joins Boomtown as its production manager

10:10 AM (Yesterday) People on the Move
Boomtown has announced that Tanya Phillipson has joined the agency as its production manager and is tasked with making challenging creative concepts a reality.

New Santam TV ad celebrates the unique character of South Africa

9:41 AM (Yesterday) Advertising News
The new Santam TV ad takes a fly-on-the-wall look at foreigners from India to the UK, from the Netherlands to Japan, as they share anecdotes about South Africa with their friends.

Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids is coming to the Peoples Theatre

9:26 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
The Peoples Theatre has announced that they have secured the performance rights to Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids and children in Johannesburg can boogie down to this endearing favourite at The Peoples Theatre from Monday, 9 March to Monday, 27 April.

David Beckham to appear on The Graham Norton Show for the first time

7:44 AM (Yesterday) Media News
In the next episode of The Graham Norton Show, which airs on Tuesday, 10 March at 21:40 on BBC Entertainment, channel 120 on DStv, Norton welcomes sporting icon David Beckham, Hollywood superstar Will Smith, Australian actress Margot Robbie, and Wolverine star Hugh Jackman.

Hectic Nine 9 are auditioning for new presenters

7:24 AM (Yesterday) Media News
SABC2’s daily youth show, Hectic Nine 9, is looking to add new and talented young presenters to its already dynamic, successful team of hosts. The show, which has been running for seven years, welcomes fresh talent onto the show on an annual basis.

Nigeria leads a mobile lifestyle: here’s why that matters to brands

7:04 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Nigeria, with 125 million mobile subscribers, is not just Africa’s largest mobile market. It is also home to one of the most connected and engaged mobile populations on the continent. So says Lynette Hundermark, managing director of Useful & Beautiful.

A Spartacus of Africa to premiere in SA this June

6:39 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
A Spartacus of Africa, the re-choreographed ballet featuring the music of Khachaturian and accompanied by a full orchestra, opens at the Joburg Theatre on Thursday, 4 June and at Artscape’s Opera House in Cape Town on Saturday, 27 June.

Breadline Africa ensures a brighter start for Lukhanyiso Preschool

17:30 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
Although townships are an intrinsic part of the history and current-day culture of South African society, due to their location they continue to experience challenges, from unemployment and poverty, to a lack of access to basic resources and amenities.

Tribeca welcomes two new senior consultants

17:17 PM (Yesterday) New appointments
Tribeca PR has appointed Kamantha Müller and Michael-Giles Coyle as senior consultants, bringing their international, pan-African and South African experience to the team.

Investing in early childhood development yields greater returns

14:33 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
The first 1000 days after conception are critical for brain development, which continues rapidly until a child reaches the age of two. This is an important period in the growth and development of a child that requires adequate provision of nutrition, health care, cognitive stimulation and supportive parenting. So says Pearl Mphuti, FNB Fund manager.

amaSocial: social media monitoring with real value for marketing and PR

14:27 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Social Media has risen to the forefront of multiple business concerns in the last few years and as such has taken on a strategic role for many companies. With this in mind amaSocial was designed to meet the needs of two defined business functions – Public Relations and Marketing.

Cape Town City Ballet celebrates 21st Open Day

14:06 PM (Yesterday) Events
The Cape Town City Ballet’s (CTCB) popular annual Open Day will be celebrating its 21st Birthday on Saturday, 14 March at the University of Cape Town (UCT) CTCB School of Dance in Rosebank.

Livewired PR adds Rand-Air to its growing client list

13:59 PM (Yesterday) New Accounts
Livewired PR is proud to announce the addition of Rand-Air to their ever expanding portfolio of clients. Rand-Air is the South African market leader in compressed air and power generation rental, and has 10 branches and agencies across Southern Africa.

New appointments at SMG South Africa

13:31 PM (Yesterday) People on the Move
On the back of appointing Alexander Kunz as the client managing director for Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) South Africa and Africa, MD Ravi Bhaya has announced further appointments to solidify and consolidate his management team.

24.com announces management-led buyout of rubybox.co.za

12:00 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
24.com, a division of Media24, has announced the management-led buyout of rubybox.co.za from Media24. The buyout, led by Rubybox chief executive Sylvia Gruber, is effective from 31 January 2015. Rubybox, an online beauty trial and discovery platform, was founded by Sylvia Gruber and Margaux Knuppe in September 2011.

Applications for Miss Earth South Africa now open

11:49 AM (2 Days ago) Awards
The Miss Earth South Africa organisation has added yet another award to their many accolades over the years. 2014 saw them scoop the International Environmental Award for Women in the Environment which was presented in the Philippines. These young women are making waves across the globe. 

Ireland/Davenport shows its digital worth at 2015 Bookmarks Awards

11:33 AM (2 Days ago) Awards
Ireland/Davenport have made a huge ‘play’ in the digital space by taking home two silvers and a bronze at the seventh edition of the Bookmarks Awards held recently in Newtown, Johannesburg The IAB Bookmarks Awards honours those individuals, agencies and brands that have achieved excellence in digital creative work and execution.

Publicity and podcasts: a match made in heaven?

10:52 AM (2 Days ago) Editorial Desk
A great way to get publicity for your product, business or cause is to get on the radio. But securing a radio interview can be difficult and costly. So why not consider podcasts instead? 

22seven want people to #startover with money

10:04 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Money wants to start over and it made its first move across the country from Thursday, 26 February. 

One of South Africa's most celebrated novelists wins Windham-Campbell Prize

9:52 AM (2 Days ago) Awards
The University of Yale has announced that Ivan Vladislavic has won the 2015 Windham-Campbell Prize for fiction.

Junk Mail to cease its classified print editions in Cape Town, Durban

8:40 AM (2 Days ago) Media News
Junk Mail Classifieds is strengthening its digital foothold in the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal with its Cape Town and Durban branches focusing solely on the company’s digital operations from March.

Guy Buttery to perform in Pietermaritzburg this March

15:01 PM (2 Days ago) Events
Four different continents, performances in more than twelve countries, and a second South African Music Award – that’s how one of South Africa’s hardest working musicians spent his 2014. 

Airport Ads shows its support for the 21 ICONS project

13:54 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Airport Ads®, a division of Provantage Media Group, is proud to have supported the highly acclaimed 21 ICONS project. The leading out of home media company sponsored the project by providing airtime on the airport.tv® channel.

Forté in Concert to kick off Gauteng Opera’s 2015 season

13:40 PM (2 Days ago) Entertainment
Gauteng Opera is celebrating its move to Johannesburg with a concert of favourites by singing group Forté on Friday, 6 March at the Linder Auditorium in Parktown. Forté in Concert kicks off Gauteng Opera’s 2015 season, which will continue with a programme of musical gems thanks to a grant from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund.

Stick your neck out with OBiKWA and the Rise and Shine Music Festival

13:17 PM (2 Days ago) Events
Get ready to shake one’s tail feathers with OBiKWA when the Rise and Shine eco-friendly music festival returns to Sandton Central Park on Saturday, 28 March. An exciting line-up of favourite local performers such as Gangs of Ballet, aKING, The Plastics, Tidal Waves and Desmond and the Tutus will ensure non-stop entertainment.

On the next 50/50: visit anywhere in the world with ‘virtual tourism’

13:10 PM (2 Days ago) Media News
On Sunday, 8 March, at 17:30, episode 16 of season six of 50/50 will air on SABC3. This week's episode takes a look at the power of plan vaccines, discoveres virtual tourism and explores the wonder of jellyfish.

ZANews shines at Bookmarks, nominated for SAFTAs

12:06 PM (3 Days ago) Awards
It’s been a great week for ZANews, first winning a Gold Pixel for Specialist Publishing Site and the award for Best Editorial Team at the seventh Bookmarks Awards in Newtown, and then receiving 11 South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) nominations for Puppet Nation ZA.
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